…summer. Wouldn’t a boat trip be fabulous? Seeing all kind of different places and spending a lot of time at sea seems so tempting right now. And if you are wondering who created this beautifully cut summer dress: Narciso Rodriguez.
Images: (1) Patrick Demarchelier (2) Rémi Carreiro
It is not that big of surprise that the looks of the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris are exhaustively documented during fashion week. The looks in question, however, could almost be described as surprising since their are bare of any attention seeking elements like unexpected colour collisions or funny head pieces. Emmanuelle Alt’s styling ideas can be easily translated, a belt tied over a coat became an actual thing last season. Her wardrobe staples are pieces that you are already wearing on a daily basis or that you could imagine easily among your favourites. Like the Isabel Marant herringbone jacket and the Cartier Tank watch.
It has been quite a while since I talked about a series or a movie on this blog. Such a pity though since there is so much to talk about, right? The plots, the actors, the styling, the interiors…there are many, many things worth mentioning. Think The Talented Mr Ripley, Brideshead Revisited, The Godfather or Atonement. Today I would like to start sharing some of my favourites and I really hope that you are going to enjoy this new section on Definitely Golden.
Our starting point: House of Cards. Netflix did a smart move and released all 13 episodes of the political drama at once. This fact alone caused quite a stir and yet, it was not the only one. David Fincher who is known for movies such as Fight Club and The Social Network produced the pilot and with that, ventured the first time into television territory. The same goes for Kevin Spacey. He and Robin Wright are bringing Francis and Claire Underwood to life, the central couple of the series. Their all-consuming jobs (he is a congressman, she is a charity runner) define their relationship in a troubling way. It would be probably exaggerated to say that House of Cards painted the first truthful picture of a couple. But, there is surely a lot more depth and truth in their behaviour and feelings than what we are normally used to see.
So yes, the acting alone is brilliant and reason enough to give this series a go. And yet, there is more. The interiors, from the utterly perfect apartment to the most shabby one. The wardrobe of the characters, from the well cut suits to the beautifully tailored dresses. Everything has been chosen with a lot of care and attention to detail and leads to a special atmosphere which brushes slightly the dark and at the same time touches at the most luxurious.
Needless to say that I’m awaiting the next season with bated breath.
Images: House of Cards
We just saw an example of a perfect and effortless look for the ladies. Now, it just seems right to come up with something inspirational for the gents.
Something which applies in both cases: It is not only about the right ingredients, it s also about the right styling. Rolled-up sleeves or hem are probably the easiest way to introduce some “easiness” into your wardrobe.
Image: You just got spotted
If you are spending a little bit of time on tumblr, you have probably come around this picture already. Maybe even several times. This doesn’t stop me from posting it, though, and I hope you don’t mind. I really love the simplicity of this look and I firmly believe that I am going to feel the exact same way next year (and the year after that).
It also reminds me that my search for the perfect blue shirt wasn’t successful yet. If you have came upon the perfect one, I would love to hear…
Images: (1) unknown (2) glamcanyon
Two months ago I composed a little list of coveted coats. All of them could be filed under “classic”. None of them were anywhere near of a print and did certainly not include any embroidery. Trust Stella McCartney to bring up a change of heart.
Image: Stella McCartney
Finally, my friends. Spring is here and it seems as though for good. I think I should excuse myself in advance if all the next posts are going to be very much spring related. I’m sorry! Just in case.
The days are getting longer. The temperatures are rising. This can only mean two things: a final goodbye to the winter coat and hello to a lot of get-togethers with friends on the balcony. With that in mind three things wandered into the basket during a little shopping stint:
(1) Whiskey: The Glenrothes (2) Chocolate: Original beans (3) Vinegar: à l’olivier
(3) Fruity vinegar. Because it makes the salad oh-so-good, you almost forget about the rest of the food on the table. (1) Single Malt Whiskey. Something to savour in good company. (2) Dark chocolate. Just in case someone asks for dessert.
Images: (1) and (2) Jakob Nylund, (3) composition created by Definitely Golden
Saturday means a lot of time out and about, visiting old places and discovering new ones. To be honest: it also meant a little bit of shopping, nothing fashion related though this time. More on it tomorrow…
Hope you have all a fabulous weekend!
Although this bedroom is not especially big, it looks all the more cozy. Love how the bed is positioned in front of a window, the all-white look and well, basically all the pieces of decoration (the lamps! the shelves!). Patric Öhlund has created a truly wonderful home and if you want to see more, head over here.
Images: Lovely Life
Last Friday I walked into a new coffee shop on a whim before heading for work. After taking a look at the beautiful interior and taking a sip of the delicious flat white (typical IG shot included), I was sold.